Tributes paid to former Lincoln student killed in Tunisia attack

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Hundreds of people have paid tributes to Carly Lovett, 24, a University of Lincoln graduate from Gainsborough, who was killed in the Tunisia attack on Friday.

According to reports, she escaped the gun fire on the beach along with her fiancée, but died when a grenade was thrown into her hotel lobby.

Carly Lovett, a fashion blogger and photographer, was one of at least 15 British victims confirmed dead in the terror attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse on Friday.

Some 38 people have died in the attack, and it’s believed the British death toll could rise to over 30, according to national reports.

Over the weekend, hundreds of people left tributes and messages of condolences to the family on The Lincolnite’s Facebook page.

Tributes to Carly Lovett on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Tributes to Carly Lovett on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough, said: “It is with shock and sorrow that I have learnt of the death of my constituent Miss Carly Lovett, a resident of Gainsborough, who has been killed in Tunisia by gunmen who have terrorised the resort of Sousse.

“I can only offer my condolences to her family, friends and fiancé. Words will never adequately provide comfort for those who must face a very different future to the one that they imagined. As the local Member of Parliament I will work with colleagues in the government to ensure that those who perpetrated this horrific act are brought to justice.

“I am pleased at the reports that Lincolnshire Police have reacted swiftly to support Miss Lovett’s family and trust that there will be respect the family’s need for privacy at this difficult time.”

West Lindsey District Council also said that a minute’s silence would be held at its next meeting as a mark of respect.